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 Diva026
Joined: 8/1/2009
Msg: 34
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I had this dream many years ago, about fighting a battle in the street in front of my parents house. There were dragons, and all kinds of characters like you would see in Lord of the Rings. It was pretty cool actually.

Other than that, I dream about a lot of animals rather than monsters. But if you could call man a monster, then there is one that keeps popping up and making an appearance.

@INDYSARGE - there's a legend. That if you fall in your sleep, you may fall in real life. Just like if you die in your dream, it means you may die in real life. I'd try landing on my feet first.
 Damienevil
Joined: 2/22/2008
Msg: 35
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 8/5/2009 2:36:12 PM
I had that dream once with monsters chasing after me. I turned around and ripped it to pieces cooked it and ate it. Now The dreams are more about fey and zombies which I kill in large numbers but there is always to many. So I have to keep running and killing more and more as I run
 Earthpuppy
Joined: 2/9/2008
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How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 8/5/2009 3:18:13 PM
Dream food..I learned long ago, that ice cream or yogurt before bedtime lended that little extra tryptophan kick that both enhanced dreams with color and made them intense and memorable. We were allowed a dose while watching "The Twilight Zone" as kids and made for many interesting nights.

Many demons have been dispatched over the decades since. One however, recurred for many years and was seemingly pervasive and unconquerable. I did the hang gliding scene for a couple of decades and a couple thousand hours of kissing clouds. I saw a few close calls with power lines and aluminum frames. Flying over large power lines felt like they were magnetic and then they came into my dreams for several years. In every dream, I was flying along, having a grand time in either a hang glider, sailplane, small aircraft, or commercial jetliner...all of which I have flown or flown in. In every dream, there would suddenly be power lines and subsequent evasive action that led toward more power lines, and on and on until the sky became like a spider web of power lines, out to get me. Many of the evasive maneuvers often led to free fall or accelerating dives toward the earth. In all cases I either pulled out or jerked myself awake before impact. (Don't recall who recommended "looking at your hands" but that worked for me as well once I learned the trick.)

There was a Dream Interpretation workshop at the local UU church by a published professional "dream interpreter" that I attended at the urging of a friend who knew of my recurring nightmare. After the intro, names were thrown into the hat and I was one of two who had the whole group try to interpret the full meaning of the dream. The universal consent was "a loss of control in my life" that led to that dream. Flying and living are all about control of one's life. My ten year relationship was in hopeless decline and inevitable conclusion, but I had never admitted it to myself, being the stubborn, relentless type who always overcame the odds. As the inevitable graduation exercise happened between the ex and I as we moved on into the next part of our lives, the nightmare ceased and has not repeated since that dream session, and our mutual blessing to move forward.

Still have to dispatch demons, save friends, and fly off cliffs in upside down vans on occasion, but no more electrified spider webs. Phew...

Yogurt and ice cream with blueberries in them tend to have the most technicolor dream attributes. As a sub-thread, what are your favorite dream foods?
 chrono1985
Joined: 11/20/2004
Msg: 37
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 8/6/2009 9:42:51 PM
I don't ever remember escaping from a single monster in my dreams, they always catch up eventually, perhaps it's the source of my lack of control on sleep schedule. The monsters of my dreams ranges from little fluffy black soot creatures hiding large fangs to disturbed children performing tragedies. I wouldn't mind a more traditional monster like a giant slimy beast at this point, it's a bit disconcerting the normally innocent things my mind can turn into frightening monsters.

Most recent was a little girl around 12 that has crazy psychokinetic abilities, she was nearly catatonic after having witnessed much torture, but trying to reach out to others; every attempt she's made in the couple dreams I remember her appearing in has resulted in tragedy. Only one dream has she affected me, I wasn't aware I was dreaming and was very frightened when I found my body moving but I couldn't so much as speak, all the while I could still feel, smell, see, and hear everything.
 Diva026
Joined: 8/1/2009
Msg: 38
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 8/6/2009 10:24:43 PM
I had a dream the other night I was following Mozart in his life. I was told he was a womanizer, slept with a lot of woman, got one pregnant (but he never knew about it) and quite possibly died of VD - found out later through research he died of a fever from an unknown infection. They thought it was strep throat, but couldn't be proven.

Does that count as a monster?
 eric092580
Joined: 7/28/2009
Msg: 39
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 8/7/2009 4:29:31 PM
I don't have very many monsters in my dreams, or if I do, I either destroy them or get away by flying. My dreams are a really good place for me to be. I can move objects with my mind, either by throwing them or by bringing them to me. I can use this to bash through walls or the monsters if that is the case.

As for flying, it comes in either of two ways. I can jump above trees and buildings and glide down to where I want, or I can fly anywhere. Depending on what is happening in my life, I can't fly for long... like being weighted down by various degrees. Sometimes, I am too weighted down to fly at all.

I have these dreams quite often. I have a very vivid imagination and can tackle almost any task if I put my mind to it. Interesting forum.
 Divinity
Joined: 2/16/2008
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How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 8/7/2009 5:38:40 PM
I confronted the monster and they ran away.
 nevaagin
Joined: 4/8/2009
Msg: 42
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 8/9/2009 12:57:21 AM
No monsters , only embarassingly good dreams when taking an anti depressant called Avanza ... I used to be so exhausted ! And the blankets and sheets were always allover the floor . So I stopped taking them ..... too much of a good thing . [This is for the poster no.32]
 monalee1
Joined: 10/22/2007
Msg: 43
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 8/10/2009 8:26:21 AM
hi...I have experienced monsters in my dreams and I feel demons present while awake.. I have read that dreams are outlets for stress and interpretations of fears, clown monsters, aliens, Freddies, global warming, wars and all.. in regards to demon spirits I know them to be real.. prayer, faith and assurance make them powerless..... the bible has many examples of The Creator Communicating to us through dreams so I do not take the power of dreams lightly.. many blessings
 thebestlady
Joined: 5/19/2009
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How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 8/14/2009 1:52:09 PM
bwana217

What did you say to the monsters? I am sure not just I are curious
 crystal_light1111
Joined: 8/10/2009
Msg: 45
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 8/15/2009 2:14:33 AM
OP......if I was being chased by a monster, I would run like hell (-:


 thebestlady
Joined: 5/19/2009
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How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 8/15/2009 4:18:02 PM
You wrote you feel the demons presents how does that feel ?
 ishaun
Joined: 6/20/2008
Msg: 47
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 8/15/2009 4:49:00 PM
I can only remember 2 monsters ever chasing me in dreams when I was younger.

1 of them I didn't get a look at, it was very dark and I was overcome with fear. I was running from something, but did not know what, I did not have time to look back. I focused on what was in front of me, a hall way, which lead to a "T" and on the left or right there was a door outside. I ran to the left which seemed to be the shortest path, and ran outside in the summer time, but slide as if I had my no-grip boots on in the winter.

That scared me even more as I couldn't seem to get moving on the ice, but it looked like dry concrete in the summer. I had to get away, so I finally got some momentum and slid off, then woke up. Never had that dream ever again.



Second dream was a blob-like monster chasing me, and I just lead it in circles continuously. I run inside, go to the window, let it catch up, jump out the window and wait for it to come out, then run back inside and do it again until I woke up.
 thebestlady
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How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 9/18/2009 1:46:36 PM
You wrote that you read that demons were the outlet for stress but I am sure that there is not anyone wants to run away from monsters when stressed. It is a very scared
experience to run away from a monster
 yna6
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 49
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 9/19/2009 9:09:11 AM
You take control of yourself in the dream, turn around and kick 'em in the balls! Make yourself strong! Come on like the hulk! BE the monster! Yeah...
then wake up shaking and quaking wonder WTF was that?
 mirabelle13
Joined: 9/16/2009
Msg: 50
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 9/19/2009 9:25:18 PM
Krebby,

I had a dream long ago that monsters (similar in form to the Predator movie) from outerspace were enslaving human beings. In this dream I escaped out of the second floor of my parents house through the window and started running through a field. I was chased by these male aliens in much the same way hunters would chase prey. I was finally caught by the commanding officer, so to speak, and thought that I would be bound and become a slave.

What happened was that the creature kissed me, a deep passionate kiss of love, and I realized that what these "aliens" represented were all the uncomfortable feelings suppressed into my unconscious (yes, very Freudian). I fell in love in that moment in my dream and came to the conclusion that I need to love all the uncomfortable parts of myself. That it is only through accepting my faults and being kind with myself will I ever stop running in fear. Sometimes what we fear the most is our greatest love.

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 mirabelle13
Joined: 9/16/2009
Msg: 51
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 9/20/2009 5:13:18 AM
Yes, I'm beginning to think that it must be.

 Vancer
Joined: 10/29/2006
Msg: 52
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 9/20/2009 8:19:33 AM
mirabelle13, can you tell me what planet those creatures came from so that I may dream about them.
If you read my post#20, you may understand why.
I am starting to think dream monsters are too good for me.
 mirabelle13
Joined: 9/16/2009
Msg: 53
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 9/20/2009 9:11:17 AM
Vancer,

I have no idea where they came from or even what they called themselves. I do know that I loved this being with my whole heart. His image and presence seemed to surround my psyche all day. And I felt sad at the gradual fading of the dream from my consciousness.

I can still draw his image if I think of him. But, I truly believe that the monsters that we engage in dreams are those bits of ourselves that we do not wish to acknowledge. (I do think Freud had some things correct with his exploration of the unconscious.)

Embrace what you fear most. . .

Or, you could always offer them a bit of cheese. . .
 mirabelle13
Joined: 9/16/2009
Msg: 54
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 9/20/2009 10:52:52 AM
Yes, it is true that Freud seems to parallel shamanistic thought.

However, Carl Jung (once Freud's disciple, then "excommunicated by him) believed in archtypes that existed in the of the universal psyche (probably rooted in Aristolian thought). These universals would be mirrored by an individuals personality,

I would venture to say that his take on dreams would be much more similar than Freuds. However, I am not a psychoanalyst or from this tradition, so there may be others that have a greater grasp on the philosophical meanderings of these two psychologists.
 divagreen
Joined: 9/26/2008
Msg: 55
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 9/20/2009 11:13:32 AM
Freudian thought converges


I always preferred Jung over Freud. Especially within regards to the Archetypes within the subconscious. Maybe those are the dwellers? Hmmm...


How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?


I had this dream once, that proved to be quite pivotal, in how I dreamt from there on out.

I was being chased by this man with a huge butcher knife. (Scary music plays) Anyway, he CAUGHT me, and STABBED me to DEATH. In my dream, I died, and I felt my dis-corporal self (ghost) rise out of my body...and I haunted him. I drove him insane. No one else could see or hear me, but he could, and I drove him to near suicide, only whenever he tried to do it I would stop him. Finally, when he was a sobbing mess, I told him I would leave him alone if he swore to never harm another human being again. In my dream, he didn't.

I woke up thinking "wow, you really can die in your dream and still live". Also, it crossed my mind that I have a very vindictive b1tch living inside me.


Interesting thing, is that after that, whenever a dream would start to turn scary, in my dream I would realize that I was dreaming and I would change it. I very rarely have nightmares anymore...

Edit post: Darn it Mirabelle, you beat me to Jung...smooches.
 mirabelle13
Joined: 9/16/2009
Msg: 56
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 9/20/2009 11:24:36 AM
Diva Green, Kisses back.
 yna6
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 57
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 9/20/2009 11:35:05 AM
I just don't want to reach into the cereal box for the "surprise" and have some weird spider of something bite or sting me! I always am careful with pacjaged foods that way...some of that "overseas" stuff...you never know.
Enjoy your corn flakes tomorrow....
 divagreen
Joined: 9/26/2008
Msg: 58
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 9/20/2009 4:35:54 PM


We all do, although I would change that force to a genderless beast of one type or another -- sans the Antonio Banderas looks, or even the Angelina Jolie looks, in space suits, who chase ya around and once they catch ya, turn out to be in "luv". [start the Barry White music]


(1970s porno music playing in background) My luck would be that just when I was making out with the green alien (having surrendered any reservations about inter-species relations), he would turn into my gay neighbor (who is one of my best friends), and we would both run away screaming.

It would be the only nightmare I have had all year...

 mirabelle13
Joined: 9/16/2009
Msg: 59
How did you escape from the monster in your dreams ?
Posted: 9/21/2009 3:15:19 PM
Nothing Left To Burn,

Sure that wasn't Michael Jackson?
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